Kosciuszko National Park

There are alerts raised for Kosciuszko National Park as at Sat, 29 Feb 2020 13:28:17 +1100
Fires - Advice: Bondi
There is a fire in this park called Bondi. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Fires - Advice: Scabby Range
There is a fire in this park called Scabby Range. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Thredbo Valley track closed for events
Thredbo Valley track and surrounding areas will be closed or inaccessible on Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March 2020.
On Saturday 29 February 2020, 6am to 2pm, the following tracks will be closed:
Therefore, there will be no access from Bullocks walking track to Bullocks Flat. There will also be no access to the lower Thredbo Valley track via the Skitube Railway Bridge. Thredbo Valley track between Thredbo and Thredbo Diggings campground will remain open, and lower Thredbo Valley track will be open for out and back riding only from Gaden Trout Hatchery.
On Sunday 1 March 2020, 6am to 4pm, the following areas will be closed:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5620 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Short delays due to helicopter operations - Guthega and Illawong
Contractors are conducting helicopter sling load operations from Friday 28 February to Sunday 1 March 2020, depending on weather conditions. These will run from Guthega long term carpark to a new walking track located beyond Illawong walk and Hut.
There may be minor traffic delays (5 minutes) entering and exiting Guthega while the helicopter is loading. Please follow all directions from traffic control personnel.
Illawong walk remains open but all walkers need to follow any directions from contractors if the helicopter is operating nearby.

Closed areas: Roads closed in Kosciuszko National Park
Some roads in Kosciuszko National Park are closed to the public due to damage from recent fire and rain.
The following key roads in Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:
These roads and trails will remain closed until hazardous trees are treated, debris is removed and repair work is completed.
The following roads in Kosciuszko National Park are open:

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park - part closure
Sections of Kosciuszko National Park have been reopened following recent bushfires, but some areas which have been burnt and still may pose a risk to visitors due to dangerous trees and damaged infrastructure remain closed.
The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park are now open:
The following areas of Kosciuszko National Park remain closed:
Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: Track diversions - Bullocks Flat precinct
Track diversions will be in place in and around the Bullocks Hut precinct and Skitube area while major track upgrade works are undertaken.
Tracks will remain open with diversions in place around construction zones to maintain access to Skitube, Lake Crackenback and Gaden Trout Hatchery. The affected tracks are:
Skitube carpark D is currently closed to visitors. Please use carpark C to access Muzzlewood track and the broader network via the posted detours.
Be cautious when walking and riding in and around these areas due to construction activity. The works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be construction and other maintenance vehicles in the area.
This construction project plans to upgrade the existing track from Skitube carpark D to the Bullocks Hut precinct to a low mobility path, and upgrade the existing toilet to a disabled-compliant facility.
For more information, please call the NPWS Jindabyne office on 02 6450 5555.

Closed areas: Major Clews Cottage closed for repair
Major Clews Cottage is closed for repair until Friday 27 March 2020. The closure does not affect access to Major Clews trail or Geehi Walls trail. For more further details, contact the Khancoban Visitor Centre on 02 6076 9373.

Other planned events: Take care on Summit Road and near Seamans Hut
Be cautious when driving on Summit Road and visiting Seaman's Hut due to construction activity. These works are expected to continue until May 2020. Maintain care as there will be extra trucks and other maintenance vehicles in the area. The construction project planned is a new toilet next to Seaman's Hut.
Summit walk and Seaman's Hut remain open. For more information, please call Jindabyne Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Other planned events: Walking track works - Charlotte Pass to Guthega
Expect short delays on Illawong walk and a short section of the Main Range walk from Friday 31 January to the end of May 2020. New track works will be underway next to the existing tracks (new track between Charlotte Pass and Illawong Bridge). Trucks and and helicopters will be operating in the area and may result in some short delays. Follow the directions of  any signs and NPWS or contract staff.
For more information, contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 6450 5600.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to exploratory works
Some areas of this park are closed due to the Snowy 2.0 exploratory works from Monday 25 February 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog control ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is doing 1080 ground baiting of wild dogs and foxes in Kosciuszko National Park, Jingellic Nature Reserve, Bogandyera Nature Reserve and Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve.
This baiting program will run from Tuesday 12 November 2019 to Tuesday 12 May 2020. It will reduce the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on wildlife and threatened species in the park and neighbouring stock.
There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact Khancoban NPWS office on: 02 6070 8400 or 1300 072 757 after hours.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog pest control program underway
NSW National Parks is doing a 1080 wild dog pest control program using baits and canid pest ejectors between Monday 23 September 2019 and Sunday 22 March 2020.
This program is happening in Kosciuszko National Park in the Yaouk/Adaminaby area, from Lone Pine trail to Lake Eucumbene. It is also being done in Scabby Range and Yaouk nature reserves.
There will be signs up around all the baiting areas. Pets and working dogs could be affected by 1080 poison, and must not enter the baited areas. For further information call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

Other planned events: Increased traffic in northern Kosciuszko National Park
There will be a gradual increase in truck movements on the Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road over the coming months due to works associated with the Snowy 2.0 project. 
Your destination is still accessible and to assist in planning your journey safely and to avoid stress, please allow extra time in you travel plans.
For more information please call the NPWS Tumut office on 02 6947 7000.

Other planned events: 1080 Baiting Programs
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) conducts ongoing and seasonal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baiting programs in areas of Kosciuszko National Park. These programs are part of an integrated pest management strategy aimed at controlling wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs and rabbits. All baiting locations are identifiable to the public through signage erected around the baited area.
Domestic pets are highly susceptible to 1080 poison. Park visitors are reminded that dogs, cats and other pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park.
For more information please contact the relevant NPWS office: